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Roy Oswalt looks sharp in extended spring training start

May 19, 2013, 3:35 PM EST

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Veteran right-hander Roy Oswalt should be back in the major leagues at some point in early-to-mid June.

According to Thomas Harding of, Oswalt allowed just one hit — a leadoff bunt — over five innings Saturday in an outing at extended spring training against a group of Brewers minor leaguers. He struck out nine batters and did not issue a walk.

Oswalt signed a minor league contract with the Rockies on May 2 that will carry a prorated $2.3 million salary if he climbs onto the 25-man roster.

Oswalt will report this week to the Double-A Tulsa Drillers for four or five tuneup starts. If those go well, he’ll then head to Denver.

  1. hushbrother - May 19, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    I’ll take the over on a 5.50 ERA in Colorado.

  2. historiophiliac - May 19, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    The Drillers could really use the help. Sheesh.

  3. insidefastball - May 19, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    That will probably end up being his strongest outing of the year.

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